11 Best Horror Movies On Netflix To Celebrate Friday The 13th

Stay in and catch up on your spooks with these flicks!

11 Best Horror Movies On Netflix To Watch On Friday The 13th

There are two days out of the year when binge-watching scary movies all day is perfectly acceptable (and encouraged): Halloween and Friday the 13th. So if you've been missing the thrill of watching a good horror flick since October, grab some popcorn because Friday the 13th is quickly approaching!

What better way to celebrate the holiday than curling up inside and binging all the scares your heart desires? Luckily, Netflix has your back with some of the most frighteningly good horror movies ever made. It can be hard to choose since there are so many good scary movies on Netflix, but these ones are sure to make your heart beat a little quicker and make you want to keep the lights on a little longer.


Here are the most spine-tingling, best horror movies on Netflix to binge on this Friday the 13th.

1. It Follows (2015)

At first glance, It Follows has all the makings of a typical film in the horror genre, but the flick turns out to be anything but ordinary. The movie is about a young woman who grows increasingly paranoid after she inherits a strange curse after a night with her boyfriend. 


Rotten Tomatoes rating: 97%

IMDb rating: 6.8/10

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2. Hush (2016)

Hush follows a deaf writer who lives by herself out in the woods and must fight for her life when a masked killer shows up at her home. This movie is a total thrill-ride that constantly keeps you questioning who is really the cat and who's the mouse in this situation. You won't be able to take your eyes off of the screen with this one.


Rotten Tomatoes rating: 94%

IMDb rating: 6.6/10

3. Gerald's Game (2017)

This psychological horror movie is based on Stephen King's book of the same name. A couple's attempt to heat up their marriage goes horribly wrong after the woman's husband dies. 

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 91%

IMDb rating: 6.7/10


4. Veronica (2017)

Veronica is a Spanish horror film about a teenager who starts acting differently after using a Ouija board with her friends. Some people have dubbed it the "scariest film ever" and had to turn it off before even finishing it. Adding to the scary factor is that the movie was supposedly based on a real incident. And just a fair warning: you probably want to think twice before Googling it.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 88%

IMDb rating: 6.3/10


5. The Invitation (2015)

If you prefer your horror films with less blood and gore and more psychological mind games, The Invitation will be a real treat. The setting for the movie is perfect for a suspenseful mystery, taking place in an elegant home in the Hollywood Hills. A man attends a dinner party at the home of his ex-wife and leaves you wondering just who is the crazy one until the very end. 

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 88%

IMDb rating: 6.7/10


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6. Let Me In (2010)

Starring Chloe Grace Moretz as Abby, this is not your typical vampire horror flick. Abby is the only friend of a bullied young boy named Owen, who he later finds out she harbors a dark secret. If you want to watch a scary version of Twilight with the genders reversed, then this is the perfect movie. 

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 87%


IMDb rating: 7.1/10

7. Tucker And Dale Vs. Evil (2010)

If you prefer your scary movies with a dose of comedy, then this one's for you. Starring comedian Tyler Labine, the movie is about a group of college kids who mistake two best friends on a trip for murderous hillbillies. This flick is a great choice for a scary movie night because it's good campy fun with some great scares mixed in. 

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 83%


IMDb rating: 7.6/10

8. Oculus (2013)

For those who like their horror movies with a nice dose of the psychological element, Oculus will have you on the edge of your seats. The movie is about two siblings trying to figure out the real cause of their parents' deaths. Fair warning though, you may never want to look in a mirror again after watching this one.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 73%


IMDb rating: 6.5/10

9. Before I Wake (2016)

If supernatural horror movies are your thing, Before I Wake should be the first thing you binge-watch this Friday the 13th. The horror flick is about a couple who welcome a foster child with a strange ability into their home after losing their own child. But just a little tip: you'll probably want to start your binge fest with this chilling movie, because it may be hard to sleep soundly after watching it. The movie deals with nightmares and night terrors. 

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 61%


IMDb rating: 6.2/10

10. The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005)

Demonic possession is a pretty common theme in horror movies. But the disturbing topic is always bound to give even the bravest horror movie fans some chills. The Exorcism Of Emily Rose sets you up for a lot of scares as you relive the possession of a 19-year-old woman. The movie is told through flashbacks, making the sequence more thrilling and leaving you wondering what will happen next. 


Rotten Tomatoes rating: 44%

IMDb rating: 6.7/10

11. Silent Hill (2006)

This movie is based on a video game and follows a mother trying to find her adopted daughter in a ghost town after she goes missing when their car crashes. Although the film is notorious for dragging itself out just a bit too long and, at times, is hard to follow, it does have some pretty intense moments and big scares that are sure to get every horror buff's heart racing.


Rotten Tomatoes rating: 29%

IMDb rating: 6.6/10

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